Why is good listening important for both the audience and the speaker? Provide a real or hypothetical example situation in which good listening was not employed, and analyze the example using the attachment.
Listening Self-Evaluation Worksheet
How often do you indulge in the following bad listening habits? Check yourself carefully in each one:
HABIT FREQUENCY SCORE
Almost Some- Almost
Always Usually times Seldom Never
1. Giving in to mental
2. Giving in to physical
3. Trying to recall everything
a speaker says
4. Rejecting a topic as
hearing the speaker
5. Faking paying attention
6. Jumping to conclusions
about a speaker’s meaning
7. Deciding a speaker is wrong
before hearing everything
she or he has to say
8. Judging a speaker on
9. Not paying attention to a
than on what the speaker says
How to score:
For every “almost always” checked, give yourself a score of 2
For every “usually” checked, give yourself a score of 4
For every “sometimes” checked, give yourself a score of 6
For every “seldom” checked, give yourself a score of 8
For every “almost never” checked, give yourself a score of 10
Total score interpretation: 0 to 70 You need lots of training in listening.
71 to 89 You listen well.
90 to 100 You listen exceptionally well.